John Legend achieved the dignified status of his last name this weekend when he became an elite member of the EGOT club.
The famous singer made history by winning an Emmy for NBC Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert . He became the first black man to achieve EGOT status after adding an Emmy to his full trophy.
Legend's first Grammy victory came in 2006 when he picked up the Best New Artist, Best R & B and Best Male R & B Vocal Performance awards. It was just the beginning of his amazing career since he received seven additional prizes in the years to come.
Legend had to wait a little longer for the rest of his victories at EGOT. He accepted Ava DuVernay's invitation to write a song for his historical drama Selma . This decision transformed him into the winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Song, which he won for Glory . Two years later, he received a Tony for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage.
His victory in the Emmy is special since he shared it with two incredible artists who also achieved EGOT status that night. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice received Oscar, Grammy and Tony in the past, but Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert brought them their first Emmy victory.